The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Glamorgan

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Glamorgan as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Glamorgan is County Hall. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Glamorgan just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • County Hall Beach (Swansea Bay) © Jaggery | BY-SA

    1. County Hall Beach (Swansea Bay)

    This beach forms part of the extensive sand and mud flats that make up Swansea Bay. County Hall Beach is the area of the bay closest to the mouth of the River Tawe and the West Pier. The urban beach is backed by a promenade and marina,…

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  • Rotherslade Bay © Gareth James | BY-SA

    2. Rotherslade Bay

    Rotherslade Bay beach is nestled just around the corner from Mumbles and right next to the larger, better known Langland beach. The diminutive cove that forms Rotherslade is backed by cliffs with rocky outcrops to either side forming something…

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  • Llangennith Sands Beach © Ian Wool | BY-SA

    3. Llangennith Sands Beach

    Making up the northern half of the vast expanse of sand which stretches up from Rhossili is Llangennith Sands. Backed by extensive sand dunes, and not much else, there is a wild feel to Llangennith. The scenery along this stretch of coast…

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  • Torbay Crawley Woods © Graham Taylor | BY-SA

    4. Torbay Crawley Woods

    The rural, secluded Tor Bay lies about 5 miles to the west of Swansea Bay and is flanked by spectacular rugged coastal cliffs. This stunning, sandy beach has a remote feel to it and offers wonderful views. There is a car park in Penmaen…

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  • Pwlldu Bay © Jeremy Bolwell | BY-SA

    5. Pwlldu Bay

    Pwlldu, meaning 'black pool' in Welsh, is a secluded bay with a sandy area exposed at low tide, and a rocky area further up the beach. It is popular for bathing and sea canoeing, but is not the easiest beach to reach, with no roads giving…

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  • Black Pill Rock Beach (Swansea Bay) © Nick Earl | BY-SA

    6. Black Pill Rock Beach (Swansea Bay)

    Black Pill Rock Beach forms part of the vast expanse of sand and mudflats that make up Swansea Bay. The River Clyne enters the sea along this stretch of the bay, which is approximately midway between Mumbles Pier and Swansea Marina. A…

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  • Brandy Cove © Nick Andrews | BY-SA

    7. Brandy Cove

    This secluded little cove on the Gower Peninsula is tucked away just to the west of Caswell Bay. Access is either by walking around the steep path from Caswell or along the valley from the village of Bishopston. At higher tides Brandy…

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  • Mewslade Bay © Jeremy Bolwell | BY-SA

    8. Mewslade Bay

    Mewslade Bay is a beautiful, sandy beach on the remote Gower Peninsula near to the famous Worm's Head. It is backed by high grassy cliffs and dominated by the 70-metre high rocks of Thurba Head. From the beach here there are views across…

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  • Fall Bay © Philip Halling | BY-SA

    9. Fall Bay

    Fall Bay, a sand and rock beach on the Gower Peninsula, is never busy. This is thanks to the fact that it is one of the hardest beaches to reach along the Glamorgan coastline. However, it can be reached, starting from the car park at Rhossili…

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  • Pobbles Bay © Mike Charles | BY-SA

    10. Pobbles Bay

    A secluded little cove on the eastern side of Three Cliffs Bay. On lower tides the beach is joined up with the wider bay but as the tide comes in Pobbles becomes separated by the limestone cliffs to either side. This is one of the most…

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